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What to Eat with Pizza

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Don’t know what to eat with pizza? Don’t worry. I’ve got a list of 25 best side dishes that will take your pizza recipe to a whole ‘nother level. 

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Whether it’s party time or just a regular dinner, pizza is a hit. It doesn’t matter if you’re dishing out a Classic Margherita or shaking things up with Pizza Rolls, Pizza Mac and Cheese, or an Instant Pot Pizza Casserole—you’re guaranteed some serious “oohs” and “aahs” around the table.

Delicious Side Dish Recipes for Your Next Pizza Night

Ready for an epic pizza night? These awesome pizza side dishes will crank up the fun! They’re all super flavorful and look great on the table.

Best Side Salads to Serve with Pizza

Looking for a side dish that brings both flavor and texture? You can’t go wrong with these salad recipes:

1. Caesar Salad

A plate of caesar salad with croutons and parmesan.
Caesar Salad
Who doesn’t love a good Caesar salad? It’s crunchy, creamy, and just the thing to round out the cheesiness of the pizza. The dressing, croutons, and capers in this recipe are to die for.
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2. Greek Salad with Tangy Classic Vinaigrette

A bowl of salad with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese.
Greek Salad with Tangy Classic Vinaigrette
This one’s a colorful mix of greens, red onions, feta cheese, and other delicious ingredients. The dressing is a simple mix of oil, vinegar, and fresh herbs—so fresh, it totally pops alongside your pizza slice.
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3. Caprese Salad

A bowl of tomato and mozzarella salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
Caprese Salad
This refreshing side dish is a little piece of Italy on a plate. Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are drizzled with oil and balsamic glaze to create a side so simple, yet fancy.
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4. Arugula Salad

A white bowl filled with arugula and parmesan.
Arugula Salad
If you’re up for something a bit peppery, you'll love this one. Just toss some baby arugula with a lemony vinaigrette, top it with some shaved Parmesan, and voila, you’ve got a light and zingy sidekick for your homemade pizza.
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5. Wedge Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
Wedge Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
For a nice, thick, and creamy salad side, try Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. The crunchy iceberg lettuce paired with that rich dressing is a total win with the hearty pizza.
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Healthy Side Dishes Made with Fresh Veggies

Not a salad fan but still want something healthy with your pizza? Check out these easy veggie recipes:

6. Crudités

Grab some carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, whatever you like, chop them into sticks, and serve with a dip like hummus or ranch. Healthy and tasty, but super easy to make.
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7. Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese
These little guys are not only delicious, they're also low in calories and packed with nutrients. They’re a huge hit at my house and a perfect nibble between slices.
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8. Caprese Skewers

Mozzarella and tomato skewers with balsamic vinaigrette.
Caprese Skewers
Imagine cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves on a stick. Fun to make, fun to eat, and they look super cute on the table.
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9. Onion Rings

Fried onion rings on a white plate.
Easy to Make Onion Rings
Onion rings are a classic, but homemade ones? Total game-changer. Whip up these easy onion rings, and you'll never go back to store-bought.
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10. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Looking for a twist on the usual fries? Try these Zucchini Fries. They're crispy, flavorful, and definitely more nutritious.
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11. Keto Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer Keto Brussel Sprouts
These Brussel Sprouts are roasted with a bit of garlic and Parmesan cheese. They’re so good flavor-wise and a great pick if you’re watching your carbs.
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12. Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables Recipe
In this recipe, you only need to chop up your favorite veggies, season them, and let the air fryer do its magic. They come out super quick and flavorful.
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13. Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob with a black brush.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob, but make it zero hassle. The Instant Pot whips up sweet, buttery corn in a snap. It’s an easy side dish that everyone will totally love.
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Fruits Side Dishes to Serve with Pizza

Wanna impress the kiddos? Fruit sides are the way to go.

14. Sliced Watermelon

Watermelon slices in a white bowl.
Sliced Watermelon
Nothing screams summer like chunks of fresh, juicy watermelon. It's the perfect side dish to cleanse your palate after devouring those yummy pizza slices.
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15. Fruit Skewers

Fruit skewers on a white plate with polka dots.
Fruit Skewers
Get artsy and skewer up your fave fruits. Think berries, grapes, bananas, and more. Like caprese skewers, they're fun to eat, super gorgeous on the table, and very refreshing.
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16. Kiwi Fruit Salad

A bowl of orange, kiwi and pomegranate salad.
Kiwi Fruit Salad With Honey Citrus Dressing
This delicious summer side dish is like a mini vacay on a plate. It’s bursting with fruit flavors that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds.
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The Best Hearty Sides for Pizza Parties

Need something more filling to go with your pizza? These hearty sides will hit the spot.

17. Crispy French Fries

French fries on a baking sheet with ketchup.
Crispy French Fries
Golden, crispy French fries—who can say no to that? They're the ultimate feel-good food that wins over everyone, kids and grown-ups alike.
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18. Pesto Garlic Bread

Cheesy garlic bread on a cutting board.
Pesto Garlic Bread
Level up your garlic bread with some yummy pesto. The mix of basil and garlic is just the thing to go with your pizza. 
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19. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Cheesy potato salad on a plate.
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
This potato recipe is extra hearty—think all your favorite baked potato fixings in a creamy, dreamy salad. It’s a total hit at any gathering.
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20. Antipasto Pasta Salad

A bowl of tortellini salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and olives.
Antipasto Salad
Packed with bold flavors from olives, salami, cheese, and peppers, this pasta salad’s got character.
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Other Easy Sides to Serve with Pizza

Looking for more sides to amp up your pizza night? Here are some that don’t fit neatly into any category but are total crowd-pleasers:

21. Bacon White Cheese Dip

A blue bowl with a dip and bread on it.
Bacon White Pizza Dip
If your pizza isn't cheesy enough, try this Bacon White Cheese Dip. Dunk those pizza crusts into this 4-cheese mixture (cream cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese) for a heavenly flavor experience.
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22. Mozzarella Bites

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
Because there’s no such thing as too much cheese at a pizza party. These mozzarella bites are crispy on the outside, melty in the middle, and perfect for snacking while you're eyeing that next slice.
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23. Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

A bowl of spinach dip with chips next to it.
Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Spinach Artichoke Dip is a total classic and a surefire hit. You only need a few basic ingredients and less than 20 minutes to whip up this crowd favorite.
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24. Jalapeno Popper Appetizers

Stuffed jalapenos on a plate.
Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
Spice up your pizza party with these jalapeño poppers. They're a little bit spicy, a little bit creamy, and totally addictive.
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25. Pizza Aioli Dipping Sauce

A bowl of lemon dressing on a wooden cutting board.
Pizza Aioli Dipping Sauce
This sauce is a game-changer. It’s creamy, garlicky, and has just the right amount of zing. Drizzle it on and watch your pizza go from great to mind-blowing.
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A collage of different types of skewers and fruit on a plate.

What to Eat with Pizza

Corinne Schmitt
This list of 25 side dishes will take your pizza recipe to a whole 'nother level. 
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American



  • Caesar Salad
  • Greek Salad with Tangy Classic Vinaigrette
  • Caprese Salad
  • Arugula Salad
  • Wedge Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Simple Veggie Sides

  • Crudités
  • Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Onion Rings
  • Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
  • Keto Brussel Sprouts
  • Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables 
  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Fruits Side Dishes

  • Sliced Watermelon
  • Fruit Skewers
  • Kiwi Fruit Salad With Honey Citrus Dressing

Hearty Sides

  • Crispy French Fries
  • Pesto Garlic Bread
  • Loaded Baked Potato Salad
  • Antipasto Salad


  • Bacon White Pizza Dip
  • Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
  • Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Jalapeno Poppers 
  • Pizza Aioli Dipping Sauce


  • Select your favorite side.
  • Gather all of the ingredients you need.
  • Prepare the recipe and enjoy!
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